Ian Stuart Black

Playwright, TV Writer

1915 – 1997

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Who was Ian Stuart Black?

Ian Stuart Black was a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Both his 1959 novel In the Wake of a Stranger and his 1962 novel about the Cyprus emergency The High Bright Sun were made into films, Black writing the screenplays in each case.

He also wrote scripts for several British television programmes from the 1950s to the 1970s, including The Invisible Man and Sir Francis Drake, as well as Danger Man and Star Maidens.

In addition, he wrote three stories for Doctor Who in 1965 and 1966. These stories were The Savages and The War Machines for William Hartnell's Doctor; and The Macra Terror for Patrick Troughton. He novelised all three stories for Target Books.

His final credit was for a half-hour supernatural drama called House of Glass, which was made by Television South in 1991.

He was the father of actress Isobel Black.

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Born
Mar 21, 1915
London
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  • United Kingdom
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Died
Oct 13, 1997
Honiton

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on July 23, 2013

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